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Windows Mobile 6.5 launches with “Skymarket”

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Mobile competition is heating up. Today Microsoft unveiled their updated Windows Mobile 6.5. The design completely revises the main interface of the platform, which now features a “honeycomb” home screen design, and zune-like menus.

Microsoft also revealed their “Skymarket” – their own version of the App Store. The OS update also includes both Flash and Silverlight plugins and an updated version of IE, that now functions as a much better HTML based web browser.

All this serves to stiffen the mobile competition, for Apple.

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Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

2 thoughts on “Windows Mobile 6.5 launches with “Skymarket”

  1. I really don’t think it does anything to Apple. Coming from a Windows Mobile OS before the iPhone, I was continually frustrated with the fact that third party apps would not work with my phone because I did not have the right hardware. IMHO, Windows Mobile OS is on too many phones with too many different hardware configs to make an AppStore a viable option.

    Heck, the issues I had with ringtones alone was enough for me to chuck the old phone at the wall numerous times.

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